Just when we thought we had Victoria Beckham all figured out style-wise, she presented a collection with a different vibe, looser silhouettes and eye-popping colors. We rarely see her in anything that is not form-fitting or neutral so it was a pleasant surprise to see that things took a change on the runway since her collections are a perfect reflection of her personal style. What has changed in the recent months while making the collection is the fact that Mrs. Beckham is now pregnant with her fourth child, so perhaps the looser feel of the pieces shifted the stars a bit and caused life to imitate art, the more perfect to hide her baby bump with.
Her shows are always extremely intimate, with Beckham describing each design as it walks the runway, much like what Tom Ford did for his last runway show which only the cream of the crop was able to attend. The lead single from Dionne Warwick’s 1968 album “Valley of the Dolls” played softly in the background, foreboding the 1960′s-style glamour that would show through in the clothing.
Her signature form-fitting frocks were shown in the usual neutral shades as well as in new vibrant colors including saffron, vermillion and a multicolor honeycomb jacquard print. Looser silhouettes blended in seamlessly including swing dresses, oversized caftan dresses, a sweaterdress, sleeveless ruffle neck dresses and pleats in a few places adding to that easy feeling. Coats also seemed to give some room, perfect for all the expecting mothers in the Fall.
“I really feel this season I have grown and evolved as a designer and as a person. As I have grown and become more confident in my own skin, I realized I wanted to give women the freedom to be more comfortable”, said Beckham. A designer who wants women to be comfortable? Especially one who is frequently seen out-and-about in nothing shorter than five-inch heels? Perhaps pregnancy is rendering Mrs. Beckham a little soft, but it definitely is only making her designs better.
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*Images courtesy of GoRunway.com. Quote courtesy of New York Times.